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The Next Craft Beer Hotbed

There’s a gold rush in Kennett Square, which’ll be home to four gastropubs by the fall, including two opening behind local brewers in the next few months. By Mike Madaio Nestled at the heart of Chester County farmland, humble Kennett Square’s become ground zero in recent years for some of the most sophisticated cooking in […]

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More

A Study in Contrast

At first glance, very little makes sense about Restaurant Racine, a new BYOB in Pottstown—yes, Pottstown, for starters. But, in the end, none of it matters, or all of it matters, because the food deserves total distinction. By Mike Madaio Contrasting sights immediately struck me as I arrived in Pottstown: a block of newly-constructed townhomes […]

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More

The Undeniable Bond

Farm-to-table cooking is hardly a novel concept. But a restaurant launched on the shoulders of a farm? Now there’s something, at least around here. By Scott Edwards It’s mid-October, and the expansive building that contained the Princeton, New Jersey, institution Lahiere’s for 91 years is alive again. But it’s not the sort of activity Jim […]

December 1, 2012 | By | Reply More

The Moveable Feast

Flash mob meets the pop-up dinner in the Philadelphia debut of the international phenomenon known as Dîner en Blanc. By Mike Madaio On a lovely summer night in late August, thirteen hundred of us were led to the Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Circle, Philadelphia. The destination was a mystery. The other details were not. […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More